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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


'Scene from Life'


Albumen print | 7.0 x 9.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2373692

Photograph of the painting 'Scene from Life' (RCIN 407535). The painting depicts an adult man and a female child in a kitchen interior.

Photograph is from a folder of photographs of paintings and artworks displayed in Prince Albert's (1819-61) rooms. This painting was located in Prince Albert's writing room, Buckingham Palace, on the east side.

  • Creator(s)

    After Charles Van Meer (1810-68) (artist)

  • annotation:
    'The Prince Consort's Writing Room/ East Side [upper mount]

    [above work] Scene from Life/ [beneath work] C. VAN MEER/ Oil on Panel 18 in x 15 in [around photograph]

  • 7.0 x 9.1 cm (image)

    28.0 x 34.4 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • The Home
          • Kitchens
    • People
      • Children
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Biological sciences
        • Zoology
          • Animals
            • Birds
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums